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Carlo Franco
Carlo Franco

Carlo Franco

City of Saint Paul

St. Paul, MN USA

"We have to do something that is going to give us the life that we want to see for ourselves."

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Carlo's work combines: Government, Non-Profit Organizations, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Youth Engagement and Training Manager

I empower youth in St. Paul, linking them to meaningful jobs and creating bright futures.


Day In The Life Of A Youth Engagement And Training Manager

My Day to Day

For a typical day, I spend time on my computer developing programming and curriculum, communicating with community partners, meeting with other team members, and really tracking progress on youth being engaged in the program. Many days we are out at youth serving spaces (schools and programs) to share about the program.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Child Psychology and Leadership

    University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Youth Engagement and Training Manager:

Bachelor's Degree: Youth Development

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    I was the first in my family to graduate from college—I earned my bachelor’s degree in child psychology and leadership from the University of Minnesota.

  • 2.

    Throughout college, I worked for the City of Saint Paul in the parks and recreation department.

  • 3.

    I started at a rec center in my home neighborhood and then transferred to Highland Park, where I opened up a renovated building for teen and youth programming.

  • 4.

    I then coordinated the St. Paul Youth Commission, an advocacy organization for young people to impact change within the city.

  • 5.

    After that, I spent four years working as a restorative justice coordinator for Humboldt High School, the same high school I had graduated from.

  • 6.

    I got the opportunity to work again with the city doing programming work in our rec centers.

  • 7.

    I’m now working in youth development for the City of Saint Paul’s Right Track program, where I engage and empower young people and connect them with jobs.